‘FROM THE NEW WORLD’
FEATURING APPEARENCES BY JOE BONAMASSA, TOMMY SHAW (STYX), DAVID PACK (AMBROSIA), AND VOCALIST JAMES DURBIN
A ZOOM TV SPECIAL EVENT!
ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO
TO WATCH IN ITS ENTIRETY
Grammy Award winner Alan Parsons was born into a family with an impressive history in entertainment. His great-grandfather was the celebrated actor/manager Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. His mother was an actress, professional folk singer and harpist and his father, Denys Parsons, an accomplished pianist, and flautist as well as the author of many books. The late Oliver Reed, film actor was a cousin. His uncle, David Tree was also a film and stage actor.
Parsons worked as assistant engineer on the last two albums by The Beatles and after he qualified as a fully-fledged recording engineer, he went on to work with Paul McCartney and The Hollies among many others. But it was his contribution as engineer on Pink Floyd’s classic The Dark Side Of The Moon that really got him world attention. That soon led to striking successes as a producer – notably with Pilot’s Magic, John Miles’ Highfly and Music and Steve Harley’s (Come Up And See Me) Make Me Smile. He also produced the hugely successful Year Of The Cat album with Al Stewart and two albums with American prog rock band Ambrosia.
In 1975 he met Eric Woolfson who not only became his manager but joined forces with Alan as a songwriting and performing partner for what became known as The Alan Parsons Project. The APP’s debut album, Tales Of Mystery And Imagination based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe paved the way for a signing to Clive Davis’ newly launched Arista label and a string of hit albums, namely I Robot (1977), Pyramid (1978), The Turn of a Friendly Card (1980), Eye in the Sky (1982), Ammonia Avenue (1984), Vulture Culture (1985), Stereotomy (1986) and Gaudi (1987).
Alan Parson’s most recent studio release is entitled 'From the New World' and features the classic sounds Parsons has become known for in his impressive career, with progressive, symphonic, and classic rock elements all touched upon on this stunning album. Guest appearances from the likes of renowned guitarist and singer Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Shaw of Styx, vocalist David Pack (Ambrosia), and vocalist James Durbin add wonderful atmosphere to the stunning performances by Alan and his incredible backing band.
THE LATEST RELEASE
FROM THE NEW WORLD
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Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the release of the new studio album, "From The New World" by the legendary Alan Parsons. The eleven-time Grammy nominated legendary music icon and master of progressive rock released his last studio album “The Secret” in April 2019. "From The New World" features the classic sounds Parsons has become known for in his impressive career, with progressive, symphonic, and classic rock elements all touched upon on this stunning album. Guest appearances from the likes of renowned guitarist and singer Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Shaw of Styx, vocalist David Pack (Ambrosia), and vocalist James Durbin add wonderful atmosphere to the stunning performances by Alan and his incredible backing band.
Art & Science
OF SOUND RECORDING
More than simply the book of the award-winning DVD set, Art & Science of Sound Recording, the Book takes legendary engineer, producer, and artist Alan Parsons' approaches to sound recording to the next level. In book form, Parsons has the space to include more technical background information, more detailed diagrams, plus a complete set of course notes on each of the 24 topics, from “The Brief History of Recording” to the now classic “Dealing with Disasters.”
Written with the DVD's coproducer, musician, and author Julian Colbeck, ASSR, the Book offers readers a classic “big picture” view of modern recording technology in conjunction with an almost encyclopedic list of specific techniques, processes, and equipment.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Alan Parsons Project
May 1976 Tales of Mystery and Imagination
June 1977 I Robot
June 1978 Pyramid
August 1979 Eve
November 1980 The Turn of a Friendly Card
June 1982 Eye in the Sky
1983 The Best of the Alan Parsons Project
December 1983 Ammonia Avenue
February 1985 Vulture Culture
November 1985 Stereotomy
January 1987 Gaudi
1988 The Best of the Alan Parsons Project, Vol. 2
1988 The Instrumental Works
9 October 1989 Pop Classics
1995 (6/2004) Extended Versions: The Encore Collection Live
15 July 1997 The Definitive Collection
27 July 1999 Master Hits - The Alan Parsons Project
2 August 1999 Alan Parsons Project - Greatest Hits Live = Best of Live
3 August 1999 Eye in the Sky – Encore Collection
9 May 2000 Alan Parsons Project - Gold Collection
22 August 2002 Works Audiophile Legends
23 March 2004 Ultimate
2006 Days Are Numbers
2007 The Essential (2 CD Compilation)
2010 The Collection
23 March 2014 The Sicilian Defence (part of The Complete Albums Collection)
Solo Artist – Studio Albums
6 October 1993 Try Anything Once
24 September 1996 On Air
28 September 1999 The Time Machine
24 August 2004 A Valid Path Artemis
26 April 2019 The Secret
15 July 2022 From the New World
as Solo Artist – Live Albums
27 June 1995 The Very Best Live
6 April 2010 Eye 2 Eye: Live in Madrid
Sept 2013 Alan Parsons
June 2016 Alan Parsons Symphonic Project, Live in Colombia
5 November 2021 The Neverending Show - Live In The Netherlands
11 February 2022 One Note Symphony - Live In Tel Aviv
Solo Artist – Singles
15 June 2010 All Our Yesterdays / Alpha Centauri
3 April 2014 Fragile / Luciferama
10 April 2015 Do You Live at All
1969 Abbey Road (The Beatles)
1970 Atom Heart Mother (Pink Floyd)
1971 Stormcock (Roy Harper)
1971 Wild Life (Wings)
1973 The Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)
1973 Red Rose Speedway (Paul McCartney and Wings)
1974 Hollies (The Hollies)
1975 Another Night (The Hollies)
1975 Ambrosia (Ambrosia)
1976 Year of the Cat (Al Stewart)
1978 Time Passages (Al Stewart)
2013 The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories) (Steven Wilson)
1974 From the Album of the Same Name (Pilot)
1974 The Psychomodo (Cockney Rebel)
1975 The Best Years of Our Lives (Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel)
1975 Second Flight (Pilot)
1975 Modern Times (Al Stewart)
1976 Rebel (John Miles)
1976 Year of the Cat (Al Stewart)
1976 Somewhere I've Never Travelled (Ambrosia)
1978 Time Passages (Al Stewart)
1979 Lenny Zakatek (Lenny Zakatek)
1985 Ladyhawke (OST by Andrew Powell)
1993 Symphonic Music of Yes
2012 Grand Ukulele (Jake Shimabukuro)
2017 Blackfield V (Blackfield) Kscope
2019 Jonathan Cilia Faro (Grown up Christmas List)
Executive Producer / Mentor
1999 Turning the Tide (Iconic Phare)
Billboard Top 40 hit singles (US)
1976 – "(The System of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether"
1977 – "I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
1979 – "Damned If I Do"
1980 – "Games People Play"
1981 – "Time"
1982 – "Eye in the Sky"
1984 – "Don't Answer Me"
1984 – "Prime Time"
1973 – Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon – Grammy Nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
1975 – Ambrosia – Ambrosia – Grammy Nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
1976 – Ambrosia – Somewhere I've Never Travelled – Grammy Nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
1976 – The Alan Parsons Project – Tales of Mystery and Imagination – Grammy Nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
1978 – The Alan Parsons Project – Pyramid – Grammy Nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
1978 – Alan Parsons – Producer of the Year, Grammy Nomination for Producer of the Year
1979 – Ice Castles – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Grammy Nomination for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture
1979 – The Alan Parsons Project – Eve – Grammy Nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
1981 – The Alan Parsons Project – The Turn of a Friendly Card – Grammy Nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
1982 – The Alan Parsons Project – Eye in the Sky – Grammy Nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
1986 – The Alan Parsons Project – "Where's The Walrus?" – Grammy Nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance
2007 – Alan Parsons – A Valid Path – Grammy Nomination for Best Surround Sound Album
2018 – Alan Parsons, Dave Donnelly, & PJ Olsson – "Eye in the Sky – 35th Anniversary Edition" – Grammy Award for Best Immersive Audio Album – Alan Parsons, surround mix engineer; surround mastering engineers; Alan Parsons, surround producer (The Alan Parsons Project)
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS
AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC
LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE!
BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...
AUTHOR RAY SHASHO
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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.
CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA… JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER... RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER... ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
-By Literary Titan (5) STARS
The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music. The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.
I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.
Gold Award Winner